Being fierce and authentic is
Something I can’t help but be.
It is in the way I embrace myself
Going through my anger and grief,
And letting go of sadness and resentment
So my light can do nothing but shine.
It is having the wind knocked out of my sails
But letting my strength keep me on course.
Accepting what others may call flaws
And learning to embrace them.
It is finding the path I was always meant to walk,
Fearing what is ahead even as I run towards my destiny.
It is in the love I give others, those who deserve it
And those who do not. For I know they will remember
What it felt like to be loved authentically and fiercely by me.
Being fierce and authentic is leaving just a little bit of light
Everywhere I go, so everyone may know happiness was here.